Phillip R. Dyer, Sr. was born November 20, 1941. He is the son of Deaconess Pansy D. Bowles and the late Caleb Dyer. He is the oldest of three brothers: Deacon Warren C. Dyer, and Pastor Lorenzo E. Dyer; four sisters, Pastor Barbara A. Brown, Pastor Daisy S. Dyer, Min. Carloe D. Copeland and Charlotte D. Nelson.
He has been married to Ida Louise Dyer for the past 45 years, and they have four children: Benee Faulk, Lisa A. Dyer, Robert A. Dyer and Min. Phillip R. Dyer Jr,. and ten grandchildren. Elder Dyer became a member of Union Run Baptist Church when he was baptized at the age of twelve. He attended Sunday school regularly and later became a Sunday School teacher. He joined the Usher Board in 1959 and served as its President for a number of years. He worked with many other auxiliaries and organizations within the church. He served as the Chairman of the Trustee Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a member of the Union Run Male Chorus. He was an active member of the Deacon’s Ministry from August 1993 until he was ordained for the ministry. He served as President of the Deacons Ministry for eight years. He has been the Treasurer of the Piedmont District Baptist Association for the past 10 years, and he was the Vice President and the Financial Secretary for the Deacon and Deaconess Council.
Elder Dyer attended Albemarle County Public Schools, the University of Virginia, and Mary Baldwin College. He has an associate’s degree in Accounting and an associate’s degree in Business from Piedmont Virginia Community College. He has completed the Union Run Baptist Church School of Ministry. He is President of Dyer Enterprises, Inc., where he has become a successful accountant and bookkeeper for several local businesses over the past twenty years.
Elder Dyer’s greatest desire is to do God’s perfect will. For those that know him, they understand that he is not afraid to spread the Good News of Jesus. His acceptance to the calling was not a surprise to many; however we pray his ministerial service has been a blessing to all.